Corporations to improve livestock.
Animal diseases; cooperation with United States.
Animals in transit.
Voluntary individual animal identification.
Diseases; implied warranty in sale of animals.
Financial assistance for paratuberculosis testing.
Import and movement of animals.
Rabies control program.
Reporting animal diseases.
Disease investigation and enforcement.
Confidentiality of paratuberculosis records.
Sale of certain painted utensils.
Living vaccine, hog cholera, anthrax, swine erysipelas.
Tuberculosis control program.
Brucellosis control program.
Pseudorabies control program; indemnities.
Disposal of animals infected with tuberculosis.
Condemnation of diseased animals.
Tubercular animals that do not react.
Slaughter on premises.
Scrapie eradication: indemnities.
Indemnity not allowed.
Claims for indemnity.
Altering records; tampering with ear tags.
Neutralizing tuberculosis test.
Tuberculin; ear tags.
Revocation of permit to test.
Application of brucellosis test.
Certificates of veterinary inspection; tests for interstate shipment.
Brucellosis vaccination; official vaccinates.
Brucellosis indemnity restrictions.
Transportation and disposal of animal carcasses.
Livestock premises registration.
Poultry and farm-raised game birds; national poultry improvement program.
Importing fish; fish farms.
Intrastate transportation of white-tailed deer.
Proper use of animal care and disease control products.
Feed lots and veal lots.
Transportation, processing and disposal of dead animals.
Ch. 95 Cross-reference
See definitions in s. 93.01
An animal that is a member of a species that has been domesticated by humans.
A farm-raised deer, farm-raised game bird, or farm-raised fish.
An animal that is listed as a domestic animal by rule by the department.
“Farm-raised deer" means a cervid that is kept in captivity or a cervid that is present in the wild and that has an ear tag or other mark identifying it as being raised on a farm.
“Farm-raised fish" means any fish egg that is present on a fish farm or any fish that is reared on a fish farm.
“Fish farm" means a facility at which a person hatches fish eggs or rears fish for the purpose of introduction into the waters of the state, human or animal consumption, permitting fishing, use as bait or fertilizer or any other purpose specified by the department by rule or for sale to another person to rear for one of those purposes.
“Net salvage value" means the salvage value of an animal plus any federal indemnity paid for the animal.
“Official vaccinate" means any female bovine animal officially reported to the department as having been vaccinated by an approved veterinarian at an age and in accordance with the procedures the department prescribes and which was properly tattooed at the time of vaccination as required by law or rules of the department.
“Paratuberculosis" means the disease of domestic ruminants, commonly known as Johne's disease, that is caused by mycobacterium paratuberculosis.
The department shall promulgate rules defining the term “contagious or infectious diseases" as used in this chapter.
Administration of drugs to horses. 95.01(1)(1)
No person may administer a drug to a horse, either internally or externally, for the purpose of altering the performance of the horse in a horse pulling contest.
Persons in charge of a horse pulling contest may require as a condition of participation in the contest that the exhibitor submit the exhibitor's horse for examination by a licensed veterinarian to determine the presence of drugs under sub. (1)
History: 1973 c. 191
; 1993 a. 492
Feeding garbage to swine. 95.10(1)(1)
Beginning July 1, 1968, it is unlawful for any person to feed public or commercial garbage to swine, or to deposit or receive such garbage on any premises where swine are kept, and no swine having fed on such garbage may be sold or removed from the premises.
“Public or commercial garbage" as used in this section means putrescible animal or vegetable wastes containing animal parts, resulting from the handling, preparation, processing, cooking or consumption of food and which is collected from any source, and includes dead animals as defined in s. 95.72 (1) (c)
. The term does not apply to private household wastes not removed from the premises where produced.
No indemnity shall be paid to the owner of any swine condemned or destroyed because of any infectious or communicable disease if such swine were located, at any time, on any premises receiving public or commercial garbage. No person shall fail or refuse to conform with the department order specifying the manner of disposal of such infected swine. The definition of “communicable disease" in s. 990.01 (5g)
does not apply to this subsection.
No person shall remove or permit the removal of any swine from any premises where public or commercial garbage is received, except to federally inspected slaughtering establishments and other slaughtering establishments approved by the state to receive diseased animals, and only if such swine are accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection.
No person shall bring into this state any raw public or commercial garbage for feeding purposes or for deposit on any premises where swine are kept. Any garbage from vehicles serving food to passengers, if deposited in this state, shall be incinerated.
Livestock branding. 95.11(1)(1)
As used in this section:
“Brand" means an identification mark which is burned, tattooed or otherwise permanently marked onto livestock in accordance with department rules. A brand shall consist of a symbol, letter, or combinations of symbols, letters or numbers in a specific location but does not include ear notches or similar disfigurement, a mark which is solely a numeral or a mark required by law for official identification in disease control programs.
(2) Adoption and use.
Any person may adopt an exclusive brand by recording such brand under sub. (3)
Any person desiring to adopt any brand, not the recorded brand of another person, shall forward to the department a facsimile of the desired brand, together with a written application and a recording fee. Upon receipt the department shall record the brand, unless the brand is of record as that of some other person or conflicts with the recorded brand of any person. If the brand does not qualify for recording, or there is a conflict between applications received on the same date, the facsimile and fee shall be returned to the applicant. If the brand is accepted, the ownership thereof shall vest from the date of filing.
In 1984 and every 10th year thereafter, every owner of a brand shall rerecord the brand according to department rules. At the expiration of each recording period the department shall notify every owner of a brand at the owner's address of record that the brand has not been rerecorded and that the brand must be rerecorded within 90 days. Failure to rerecord the brand is an abandonment of the brand, and it can be recorded by another applicant thereafter.
Any recorded brand is subject to transfer as personal property. Instruments evidencing transfer of a brand shall be recorded by the department upon payment of a transfer fee.
The fee for initial recording is $20, and for rerecording and transfer is $10. When any brand is recorded, the owner is entitled to one certified copy of the recorded brand. Additional certified copies may be obtained upon the payment of $2 for each copy.
(4) Suit by owner.
An owner of a recorded brand may sue for injunctive relief and damages arising from an unauthorized use of the owner's brand on livestock and a judgment in the owner's favor may include costs and reasonable attorney fees.